Delayed by a day, and these flight vouchers aren’t gonna cut it

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Flight delays happen. But the one experienced by Nigel Goring-Morris and his companion on their flight from Tel Aviv to Honolulu by way of Los Angeles was so long, and the initial compensation so inadequate, that I’m considering getting involved.

Maybe you can help me sort this one out.

Goring-Morris’ entire trip was booked through American Airlines, but his first leg was on American’s codeshare partner, British Airways. The first part of that flight, from Tel Aviv to London, went off without a hitch. But the connection to LA was delayed by 10 hours, and they missed their next connection to Honolulu.

Result: The passengers missed an entire day of their planned vacation. But that’s not all.
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Waikiki — at last

That’s our room on the 24th floor!
We haven’t moved. Many of you have asked if we’ve relocated to Hawaii. Answer: No, but we kinda wish we had. Our last stop is in Waikiki, where we’re staying at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. This is easily the most frenetic of the Holiday Inn Resorts we’ve checked into for our Away is Home family travel blog project — and I mean that in a good way. There’s a surfing museum here, a Jimmy Buffett’s (ah, you know we’re in the right place if there’s a Jimmy Buffett’s!) and a magic show.

The Beachcomber is right in the middle of everything in Waikiki. It’s directly across the street from an Apple store, a Ferrari store, and there’s a Macy’s on the first floor. I say again: a Macy’s. On the first floor.
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I already miss Hawaii

Aren Elliott watches the sunset from the cove at Ko Olina.
Saying good-bye. Our monthlong adventure in Hawaii is almost over. We’re at Ko Olina today, where we’re checking out of a vacation rental property my family has fallen in love with. But we’re also excited, because for the next few days, we’ll be staying at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort (only four more Holiday Inn Resorts to go on our ambitious Away is Home project to visit every one).
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Nice view even if you don’t play golf

That’s some back yard. We flew from Kauai to Oahu this morning and checked into our next vacation rental. Here’s the view from our back porch. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? (And I don’t even play golf.)
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They canceled his flight twice – are these vouchers enough?

Archie Wong and his family found themselves stranded in Hawaii after American Airlines canceled their flight from Kona to Los Angeles recently.
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